Keys to re-release 'Songs in A Minor'

April 13, 2011 at 3:35 AM
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LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys is to release a 10th anniversary collector's edition of her debut album, "Songs in A Minor."

The CD is to be released on J Records/Legacy Recordings June 28.

The original edition of the album sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and earned Keys her first five Grammy Awards. She has won a total of 14 throughout her career.

"It's incredibly surreal for me to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of 'Songs in A Minor,'" Keys said in a statement Tuesday. "Looking back on the journey, I'm truly moved by my fans and friends who've been with me and have supported me throughout my career. This album is possibly the most precious to me, as your first album only happens once, and so 'Songs in A Minor' will always hold a special place in my life that's filled with amazing memories."

She added she's proud her songs are still popular and is "crazy excited" about the anniversary CD.

In conjunction with the album release, Keys will perform a concert called "Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys" at New York's Beacon Theatre June 30. The recording artist will also perform on the BET Awards show June 26 and an hourlong special on Keys and "Songs in A Minor" will air on the network in late June.

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